SSL Certificates

Displays important information for verifying the owner of a website and encrypting web traffic.

What Is SSL?

An SSL Certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates a website's identity and allows for an encrypted connection. SSL is an abbreviation for Secure Sockets Layer, a security protocol that establishes an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser.

SSL Certificates must be added to websites by businesses and organizations in order to protect online transactions and keep consumer information private and secure. It enables websites to move from HTTP to HTTPS.

SSL Certificates are linked together in the following ways:

  • A domain name, server name, or host name.
  • An organizational identity (i.e. company name) and location.

To begin a secure session with browsers, a business must install the SSL Certificate on its web server. Once a secure connection is established, all web communication between the web server and the web browser is secure.

How Does an SSL Certificate Work?

SSL Certificate with HTS Dedicated and Shared Hosting plan creates a secure connection that allows sensitive data to move safely between the customer and your website. It will allow you to concentrate on your work, resolve security issues without having to worry about additional security costs. It will also boost your revenue as you will get a higher Google ranking, more unique visitors, and therefore more sales!

Do I Need an SSL Certificate?

SSL Certificate safeguards sensitive information such as credit card numbers, usernames, and passwords. They also:

  • Maintain data security between servers.
  • Boost your Google rankings
  • Increase conversion rates
  • Builds or improves consumer trust.

What Information Does an SSL Certificate Contain?

SSL Certificates contain the following:

  • The domain name for which the certificate was issued.
  • Which person, organization, or device it was issued to
  • Which certificate authority issued it
  • Digital signature of the certificate authority
  • Associated sub-domains
  • The certificate‚Äôs issue date
  • The certificate's expiration date
  • The public key (the private key is kept a secret)

The SSL public and private keys are simply lengthy sequences of characters that are used to encrypt and decrypt data. Data encrypted with the public key can only be decrypted with the private key and vice versa.

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